Like many of you I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons. As a matter of fact, I called Saturday “cartoon day” until I was about seven years old. Back in the golden era of Saturday morning animated entertainment we had incredible (yet bizzaro) shows like Transformers, Thundercats, and the U.S.A. Cartoon Express. While programming like Star Wars: The Clone Wars still provides kids with a bit of “magic”, I fear that the days of utterly ridiculous 80s-style cartoons are long gone… Enjoy this April fools joke from the fine folks at IGN. For the record… I would watch the poop out of this show.
Okay, guys. Let’s get real. I’m a HUGE Assassin’s Creed fan. Those of you who listen to the podcast already know this, so kudos to you awesome folks for believing me over Matt. *wink*
Today something amazing happened – the new trailer for AC4 came out and it’s fantastic! Get ready to be transported to a time of pirates and plunder. Arg!
Before you jump down to view the video though, I want you to know when I first saw this trailer, my world exploded into a cacophony of brilliant, multicolored sparkles. Well, to be fair, it was actually when I first laid eyes on our new protagonist, Edward Kenway. A little dramatic, yes, but I’m excited. It should be noted that Kenway is the father of Haytham (AC3) and grandfather to Connor, AC3’s Native American protagonist. More than that, he is HAWT and it looks like Ezio may have some serious competition for being the most intriguing killer. Who doesn’t like swashbuckling, swarthy heartthrobs?
And for those of you who are into that sort of thing, lookie – there’s some naked girls, too! Bodice-rippers rejoice!
Back to the game. It appears you (as Kenway) are captain of “The Jackdaw” in this open-world action game complete with naval combat. I’m sure many of you will be pleased to see ship battles returning to the high seas. I know I am. Many hours were spent in AC3 destroying vessels and upgrading my ship. Great job by Ubisoft for adding that nugget of gameplay to an already-fun adventure series!
So, sit back and enjoy the tale Blackbeard weaves about your new favorite assassin…
Needless to say, I can’t wait to get my hands on this game. It drops Oct 29th on current gen, and interestingly, the trailer states, “Also coming for next-gen consoles.”